Dozens of B.C. animators lose jobs after Louis C.K. admits to sexual misconduct

The next day, the comedian released a statement confirming that his accusers’ stories were accurate. Fifty-three animators at the studio were put out of work when the show was cancelled after the comedian admitted to masturbating in front of, or on the phone with, five women he worked with at various points in his career. Is the show over with? They were told to come back into work on Monday as if it were a normal work day, but they all knew it wasn’t. Many people had signed on to the project because they were big fans of Louis C.K.’s work. “I was shocked, since I hadn’t expected him to ever be accused of such things,” she said in an email. Dozens of employees for a Vancouver-based animation studio lost a big gig recently after a new Louis C.K. “So many of us are frantically looking for a new project to jump on,” he wrote. if he really did the things he was accused of. “I will happily walk away from this project and any other project to fully support anyone that needs to come forward about sexual abuse or harassment.”
Giglio says the response to his open letter has been positive. studio making The Cops, which hired Bardel to take over animation. “I was fine from walking away from the project, if the allegations were true,” he says. She says finding positions for the others has been relatively easy because there’s so much demand for skilled animators. written on the side of a cardboard box he used to pack up his office, Giglio underlined just how many people were affected by the comedian’s behaviour. About half of the Bardel employees who lost their jobs were placed on another show that was starting at that time, says Tina Chow, the company’s head of development. “We were lucky.”
Shock and confusion
That wasn’t the case at Starburns Industries, the L.A. What do we do?”
Even at that point, he remembers people saying they didn’t want to work on a show starring Louis C.K. He remembers his employees coming into his office, asking: “What does this mean? “As far as the rest of my staff goes, very few have been able to find employment,” he says. We can’t be blaming the whistleblower.”

© The Canadian Press, 2017 to think about the far-reaching consequences of his behaviour, in his letter he stressed that the job loss was worth it if it meant holding C.K. “All of the stress and frustration that I find myself in now is nothing compared to the pain and distress you have caused those women,” the letter goes on to say. Kelani Lim, a production manager who oversaw animation on the show, says the news came as a blow. “Myself included as my wife stays home with our three-year-old daughter and I want to always make sure they are taken care of.”
But while he wanted Louis C.K. “They paid us out for the rest of the week, but that was it,” Giglio says. “It was really difficult to digest, and I felt awful for the women coming forward.”
Lim says she was lucky that she was able to find another project to work on about a week after production of The Cops was indefinitely halted. and Albert Brooks. Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment was in charge of animation for The Cops, a new TBS cartoon produced by and starring Louis C.K. He even heard from Rebecca Corry, one of Louis C.K.’s accusers, who told the New York Times that she didn’t report the comedian’s request to masturbate in front of her when he appeared on a TV show she worked on because she “had no interest in being the person who shut down a production.”
In a letter she sent Giglio, Corry “was apologizing for me losing my job,” he says. Giglio was among them. In July, when Francis Giglio started working at Starburns as art director for The Cops, he was thrilled. “It needs to change. “That was the whole point of my letter: no, you don’t need to apologize. He had mostly worked on animated shows for children before, and was looking forward to a primetime project. “Most of them are still looking.”
In an open letter to Louis C.K. Later that night, the staff received an email that said production on the show had been halted indefinitely. “We didn’t have any severance or anything.”
‘Frantically looking for a new project’
Giglio has managed to find a new project, and he says he knows that makes him lucky. accountable. TV series was shelved because of his admissions of sexual misconduct. The day the allegations broke, Giglio says the atmosphere in the studio was one of shock and confusion.  “It’s a very busy industry in Vancouver,” Chow says. Giglio and the team of about 40 people he supervised had completed storyboards for the show’s first five or six episodes when they heard the news in early November. Giglio says everyone just left work early, disgusted.